EKUI: For a world without communication barriers
Access to education and rehabilitation goods and services
Universal right to learning
A universal and accessible language for everyone
Changing the world into a place where everyone belongs
What is EKUI
EKUI is a line of playful and didactic material for a more inclusive communication, without barriers. As such, EKUI was designed to develop:
- language and communication
- psychomotor skills
- critical thinking
- social and emotional intelligence
- imagination and creativity
The Story of EKUI by its creator, Celmira Macedo:
“The idea of the EKUI came to me in 2003 when I was teaching special education classes to students with autism and cognitive limitations. At the time, I realized that children were able to identify the letters of the Portuguese alphabet a lot easier if I associated them with a sign of the Portuguese sign language.
It became clear to me that we were lacking a didactic material which allowed children to learn and communicate in an equitable manner, a basic right of every citizen.
It has been a rewarding journey: today, thousands of children are learning to read with the EKUI methodology and I believe this is just the beginning of a big change. The change into a more inclusive world where equality starts when we exercise our right of communication and a universal language.”